History of GARB, indexing software for loose-leaf publications

Revier, Hank
October 2006
Indexer;Oct2006, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p119
Academic Journal
The article provides an overview of the history and development of the GARB indexing software which was designed to index loose-leaf publications. The name GARB is an acronym for Programma voor GeAutomatiseerde RegisterBewerking (translated from the Dutch as computerized indexing). The largest difference between indexing of loose-leaf publications and standard books is the necessity for constant maintenance as the publication is updated. The indexing software requires frequent modernization as technology rapidly advances.


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